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Lisa Ferland, the story of a multi-talented writer and mother to a ninja warrior and a dancing firefly

Lisa Ferland, the story of a multi-talented writer and mother to a ninja warrior and a dancing firefly

[ 0 ] 16/04/2019 |

Lisa Ferland, a mother of two young children, is a dual US-Swedish Citizen. She moved to Sweden in 2012 and raises her two kids among horses, moose, and noisy sheep in sub-rural Sweden. She’s a multi-talented woman, who was heading for an academic career before life took the reins and she left her home country. […]

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Reading books for pleasure enables our children to thrive

Reading books for pleasure enables our children to thrive

[ 0 ] 14/04/2019 |

“The most important thing that parents can do is talk and read to their children. During the toddler and preschool years, it is critical to provide children with different language and reading experiences.” – G. Reid Lyon I stumbled upon this article about Finland, the world’s most literate nation, and their brand new library in […]

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The 1st International Day of Multilingualism

The 1st International Day of Multilingualism

[ 2 ] 25/03/2019 |

A group of language enthusiasts and linguists are proposing the 27th of March as the International Day of Multilingualism. Not the International Mother Language Day (21 Feb) or the European Day of Languages (26 Sept), but a day to celebrate multilingualism! It’s a lovely initiative, aiming to establish the normality of people and entire populations […]

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On endings and new beginnings – we’re shutting down

On endings and new beginnings – we’re shutting down

[ 0 ] 16/03/2019 |

This is a blog post I had been postponing for a while. Probably because it’s a bit emotional for me as it marks endings and new beginnings. As some of you know, I started maltamum.com back in the summer of 2013, three weeks before our son was born, as a way to connect and reach […]

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My husband speaks a language I don’t understand with our children and it’s OK.

My husband speaks a language I don’t understand with our children and it’s OK.

[ 3 ] 13/03/2019 |

Anzelika, a mum who read our journey with raising multilingual children, sent me the following email. I thought of replying via a blog post, with her permission, instead of a personal email as this might be of interest to more moms out there who find themselves in a similar situation. ‘Hi Liza! There are not […]

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Sale price, Free postage + 2 Free gifts with every baby carrier

Sale price, Free postage + 2 Free gifts with every baby carrier

[ 0 ] 07/03/2019 |

Hi lovelies, As you know we’re in the midst of our stock clearance sale, and I now have less than 15 carriers left in stock! In order to celebrate the International Women’s Day, with every baby carrier purchase as of right now and till 23:59 CET Friday 08/03, you can choose 2 gifts from our […]

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Pragya Tomar – a Visual FX artist, an author, an inspirational mum

Pragya Tomar – a Visual FX artist, an author, an inspirational mum

[ 0 ] 25/02/2019 |

Pragya Tomar is one of these rare multi-talented women who seem to be able to sparkle some magic in everything they do. Before her biggest miracle, her daughter Nishka, came to life, Pragya was already leading a life full of smaller and bigger accomplishments. Born and raised in New Delhi, India, she came to study […]

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Caroline Engvall, the voice of children who have been exposed to online sexual abuse

Caroline Engvall, the voice of children who have been exposed to online sexual abuse

[ 0 ] 23/02/2019 |

Caroline Engvall, mum of three, is a journalist, lecturer and best-selling author who has written several crime novels in Swedish dealing with the very difficult and poignant topics of children’s sex trade, domestic and international trafficking. Caroline makes a real difference in the fight against children’s sexual abuse. She runs several projects that help children […]

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Our journey with raising multilingual children

Our journey with raising multilingual children

[ 1 ] 13/02/2019 |

This is our story on how we managed to save our family’s minority languages, and how our eldest developed languages skills in two additional languages. Intercultural and interracial marriages are on the rise according to​ ​studies​, whilst more parents, particularly in USA and Europe, are adopting children from other countries. As a result, our communities […]

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Fighting for a woman’s rights over her own body in Malta

Fighting for a woman’s rights over her own body in Malta

[ 0 ] 07/02/2019 |

Two of Malta ’s most well-known female activists have joined forces to launch an awareness campaign, #inhershoes, that focuses on the major challenges faced by women with respect to sexual and reproductive rights, including the current blanket abortion ban. WHAT IS THIS ABOUT? This is about freedom. For all women to have the same rights […]

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